Selecting Courses

Each semester, most students sign up for four or five full-credit courses. A maximum of ten credits per year are permitted. Course selection should reflect abilities and interests, but must also relate to the student’s immediate and long-term goals.

We provide guidance to all students and can make course recommendations, but the ultimate choice is the responsibility of the student and his/her parents. Here are some things to keep in mind:

  • All courses are open to qualified students regardless of age, sex or ethnic background.
  • Certain courses are compulsory (see Diploma Requirements).
  • Students are encouraged to take more than the thirty required courses.
  • Choosing courses from a broad variety of disciplines allows more educational and occupational options in the future.
  • Studying a foreign language can provide increased job opportunities later.
  • Universities and colleges often specify essential courses. For example, many university programs require one or two Grade 12 mathematics credits. Carefully check admission requirements.
  • All Grade 11 and 12 results are disclosed on student transcripts, so quality is better than quantity at the senior level.

If you have questions or concerns about academic requirements please speak to one of our guidance counsellors. It’s your future, so take the time and make the effort to plan it well!

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